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Rob Schrab
BornRobby Christopher Schrab
(1969-11-12) November 12, 1969 (age 51)
Mayville, Wisconsin
Area(s)Illustrator, writer, comedian, actor, comic book creator, producer & director
Notable works
Scud: The Disposable Assassin
Monster House
Heat Vision and Jack
The Sarah Silverman Program
Channel 101
Robot Bastard!

Robby Christopher Schrab (born November 12, 1969) is an American comic book creator, actor, comedian, writer, and film and television producer. He is the creator of the comic book Scud: The Disposable Assassin, co-writer of the feature film Monster House, co-creator of the competitive film festival Channel 101, and the co-creator of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program.

He is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

He has directed three seasons of The Sarah Silverman Program and episodes of Childrens Hospital, Blue Mountain State, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project , Workaholics and the second season of the Netflix reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Film and television

Schrab and long-time writing partner Dan Harmon wrote the 2006 feature film Monster House, later rewritten by Pamela Pettler.[1] They wrote the film based on a pitch they had originally made in 1998.[2] It was Harmon and Schrab's first feature deal and launched their career in the movie business. He continued to collaborate with Dan Harmon, directing multiple episodes of Community.

Schrab worked as a writer and producer on three seasons of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central. He also played the cross-dressing host of Cookie Party, Miniature "Mini" Coffee. Silverman wanted Schrab to play the character in the show after she saw him in "Thriller Chiller Theatre" (a short on Channel101.com).[3]

Schrab was to mark his feature directorial debut with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part[4] but he left the project in February 2017. He was replaced by Mike Mitchell as director in the same month. He co-directed Mystery Science Theater 3000's season 12 along with Joel Hodgson, directed an episode of the Creep Show reboot for Shudder,[5] and is currently at work with longtime friend and collaborator Dan Harmon on Rick and Morty for Adult Swim.[6]

Other

Schrab is also a regular guest on the podcast Fear Initiative and appeared regularly on the podcast Harmontown before it ended in late 2019.

"Schrabbing", the social media practice of deliberately asking "moronic and profoundly unnecessary questions", was named after Schrab by the comedy podcast "Harmontown".[7]

Schrab won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2009 for co-writing Hugh Jackman's Opening Number for the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

References

  1. ^ "Monster House Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ "The Lost Projects of Dan Harmon". Vulture. 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Rob Schrab Interview". Trainwreck'd Society. 17 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Rob Schrab to Direct The LEGO Movie Sequel!". Comingsoon. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Shudder's 'Creepshow' Series Is Already Among Our Most Anticipated of 2019". Film School Rejects. 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "'Rick and Morty': Dan Harmon Teases Rob Schrab's Season 5 (!!!) Ideas". Bleeding Cool. 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ "The king of trolls: How one fiendish comedian created a twisted Twitter art form". 27 August 2014.
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